• Almeria and Malaga have a perfectly identical record in previous La Liga meetings (three wins each, one draw).
  • Malaga are unbeaten in three league clashes with the Red-and-Whites (W2 D1), though both victories in this run came at La Rosaleda.
  • Almeria have the opportunity to win three consecutive Andalusian derbies for the first time in their La Liga history.
  • No side has taken more points from Andalusian derbies this season than Malaga, however (10, level with Sevilla).
  • Almeria could equal their record for consecutive home La Liga wins (four) and set a new record for consecutive home clean sheets (five) in this game.
  • Five of Almeria's last six league goals have come from set piece situations (two penalties, two from corners and one from a free-kick scenario).
  • Malaga have scored just one goal from outside the box all season; a joint-low with Atletico Madrid.
  • Almeria's substitutes have scored just one goal all campaign – a joint-league-low – while Malaga are the only side yet to concede to an opposition replacement.
  • Verza has scored three of Almeria's last five league goals, with two of them coming from the penalty spot.